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§ 9-728. Failure to pay award-Penalties

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and Employment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Claims Procedure, Hearings, and Appeals (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-728
§ 9-728. Failure to pay award-Penalties
Within 15 days
(a) If the Commission finds that an employer or its insurer has failed, without good cause, to begin paying an award within 15 days after the later of the date that the award is issued or the date that payment of the award is due, the Commission shall assess against the employer or its insurer a fine not exceeding 20% of the amount of the payment.
Within 30 days
(b) If the Commission finds that an employer or its insurer has failed, without good cause, to begin paying an award within 30 days after the later of the date that the award is issued or the date that payment of the award is due, the Commission shall assess against the employer or its insurer a fine not exceeding 40% of the amount of the payment.
Payment to covered employee
(c) The Commission shall order the employer or insurer to pay a fine assessed under this section to the covered employee.

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Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991.
Formerly Art. 101, § 36.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-728, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-728
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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